Recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey are expected to start in a couple of weeks. The state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Monday approved seven medical marijuana dispensaries for adult-use sales. These locations will be the first sites to sell recreational cannabis to adults 21 years old and older.
Before these locations can begin selling, they still have to complete a few more steps, including inspections and paying fees. There isn’t a set date for when residents can buy marijuana yet, but once dispensaries finish their process, they can begin sales.
Some businesses were approved by the CRC to expand for recreational sales, but they still need approval from the towns where their dispensaries are located, like The Botanist in Atlantic City. RISE on Route 4 in Paramus is only permitted to continue medical marijuana sales and not recreational.